Stories Behind The Fog is a transmedia project designed to tell the stories of individuals who have been affected by homelessness in the Bay Area. The goal of this project is to challenge the single minded view towards homelessness that plagues our nation.
Our project is a collaboration of humanitarian writers, photographers, and homeless advocates that share our passion of breaking the stigma of homelessness. We have documented 76 stories on storiesbehindthefog.com covering a broad spectrum of homelessness, and ultimately, one hundred stories will be published in a book in Winter 2017.
We also encourage other storytellers to connect with the people we feature and take their narratives further, through any form of art. We believe these stories have the power to make the public connect with one of our most critical domestic issues, and to add to the dialogue on homelessness held by politicians, public and private agencies, educators and activists.
We have been working closely with ten non-profits in the Bay Area, as well as dozens of collaborative writers and photographers that share our passion to confront this crucial issue, through art.
The genesis for Stories Behind The Fog was the filming of Moses—a feature length documentary that follows an unhoused man and his journey of absolution on the streets—which proved human interaction has the potential to pierce the barrier of homelessness.